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Directeur Financier (H/F)

Permanent contract
Salary: Not specified
A few days at home


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We are looking for an experienced Finance Director for our French business.  

The purpose of this role is first to manage financial control processes for all our entities locally, supporting its development and overseeing the production of financial management information, in collaboration with Central Finance team as per Group finance principles. 

You will support the top management by presenting meaningful financial analysis, identifying areas for improvement, and making the appropriate recommendation with the support of Finance Central team and capabilities. 

You will manage a team of 10-15 people, with 3 direct reports, consisting of accounting, FP&A and project finance, reporting into the General Manager Operations - France. 

In addition to that, you will foster collaboration between finance and local businesses teams. 

Your key accountabilities will be organized around 4 main pillars as described below :  


Pilar 1: Statutory activities 

The France business activity is accounted for in the listed holding company Believe SA. There are 2 different teams working on Believe SA: France BU and corporate finance. Your scope consists of France BU finance. Overseeing accounting, treasury, tax, and Internal control functions, in accordance with the Group’s standards and rules, for all the legal entities within the related perimeters, including but not limited to: 

  • Accounting  

  • Work in close collaboration with the corporate accounting team, to comply with local financial requirements by understanding, studying existing and new regulation, enforcing compliance, and taking action when necessary 

  • Assume ownership of country accounting schemes and in charge of any local specific accounting requirements (e.g., CoA mapping, Local GaaP adjustments, …) 

  • Assume responsibility for providing timely and accurate financial statements in accordance with Group guidelines and planning for all legal entities within the scope. 

  • Manage relationship with external auditors and ensure on time statutory reporting if applicable 

  • Tax 

  • Comply with local tax requirements for local tax compliance, tax reporting, etc. 

  • Demonstrate ability to handle first-level clarifications sought by auditors/tax authorities. 

  • Understand Group transfer pricing principles and ensure its correct application locally. 

  •  Treasury  

  • Prepare and maintain cash-flow forecasts and projections to effectively manage cash balances with the ability to make enhancements to forecasting models (when necessary) 

  • Collaborate with Central Treasury teams to apply our policy and anticipate needs (e.g., Manage local relationships with bank if requested) and ensure security of payment solutions for all legal entities 

  • Risk & Internal Control   

  • Promote, support, and manage the deployment of Group Internal Control framework based on Internal Control Central teams’ guidelines. 

  • Ensure execution of local minimum required controls and participate to internal control (auto) evaluation and / or audit campaigns. 


Pilar 2: Business partnering activities

  • Provide appropriate financial information, advice and guidance to the top management for strategic decisions and for monitoring the performance in accordance with the Group rules, in relation to the different businesses lines 

  • Support teams during the budgeting process, within adequation of Central Finance budget guidelines 

  • Capitalize on analysis & capabilities provided by Central Team for standardized businesses, while being able to put in place analysis as needed and for specific business lines (e.g.: Live, merchandising) 

  • Provide any inputs and insights that should be needed from Central Team on the day-to-day interaction. 

  • This pilar consists of partnering on P&L, Balance sheet and cash flow topics. 

  • Assist in the Strategic Planning process, providing analytical support for longer-term business strategies. 


Pilar 3: Management and leadership 

  • Lead and manage a team including setting goals and objectives, developing strategies, and assigning tasks 

  • Manage the local finance roadmap and ensure coordination between the different local finance teams 

  • Be able to communicate to Finance as well as to non-finance stakeholders at local as well as at Central level.  

  • Be the representant of Central Finance by locally explaining and monitoring group principles while offering Finance support to local businesses. 

  • Structure the financial organization as needed to lead transformation journey and create a best-in-class finance function that will support our growth and scalability. 


Pilar 4: Group Project & complementary activities 

  • Group Projects  

  • lead “post-merger integration” finance activities  

  • Ensure country participation to any Group related projects (ex. IS enhancement, Core tools deployment, process standardization) by providing local finance support & inputs to the project team. 

  • Able to act as an "advisor" in new Joint-ventures, M&A and any other significant group-wide initiative (e.g., new activities / commercial offers 

  • Process Improvement  

  • Lead the development and use of best-practice policies, practices, and tools that ensure a well-controlled yet flexible organization with strong project management, cross-team communications, and workflows. 

  • Drive a culture of automation of processes to provide more efficient services to internal and external customers. 



Chez Believe, nous avons deux cœurs : nos collaborateurs et nos artistes.​

Nous croyons en la force de nos collaborateurs, qui s'épanouissent chaque jour en développant leur potentiel... Notre objectif est d'offrir à nos collaborateurs le meilleur environnement possible pour qu'ils puissent s'épanouir.​


  • Programme de formation et de coaching sur-mesure ​

  • Une politique de télétravail​

  • Un programme de bien-être "Pauses" avec de nombreuses activités et animations​

  • Accès à Eutelmed, la plateforme numérique de santé mentale et de bien-être qui permet de parler à un psychologue expérimenté​

  • Un restaurant d'entreprise sain et éco-responsable​

  • Une assurance santé individuelle ou familiale​

  • Avantages CE ​

  • Un rooftop​

  • Une salle de sport avec des cours gratuits​


  • Programme Ambassadeur : la possibilité pour tous les Believers de participer à des initiatives de bénévolat afin d'avoir un impact positif sur la diversité, l'équité et l'inclusion (DEI), le bien-être et la planète.​

  • Mise en place du Forfait mobilité durable: remboursement jusqu’à 600€ des frais de transport en commun/avec une faible empreinte carbone.​

  • Congé 2nd parent de 5 jours calendaires rémunérés à 100% (en plus du congé légal paternité ou du congé d’adoption, nous ne l’attribuons pas au congé maternité)​

Preferred experience

  • Experience of operating in fast moving complex organisations with diverse stakeholder communities and within a matrix structure. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship building capabilities. Have the ability to quickly form working relationships and gain credibility with senior management. 

  • Experience of managing teams. 

  • Ability to work with challenging deadlines in a demanding fast paced environment 

  • A chartered accountant qualification / CPA or equivalent with a strong financial background. 

  • Strong experience of financial processes, reporting and control improvements 

  • Fluency in both English and French is mandatory

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